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Old 12-19-2013, 10:01 AM
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Damn you, you let the cat out of the bag, T! Guess I can't surprise you when I do the blowfish shot with a beautifully groomed mullet flowing in the wind. Shucks. But hey, when in Rome, right?
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:18 AM
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Having some fun with the TranZformer's front brake line lock aka burnout mode lol.

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Old 01-28-2014, 10:36 AM
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A guy on one of my Charger forums built a custom set of engine half covers for himself which looked awesome so I PM'd him about making me a set. A few weeks later they arrived. I'm still debating what color/graphics to go with. I'm stuck between silver, hemi orange or wrinkle black?







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Looks great man. Love the color!
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I wouldn't do hemi orange unless you plan on adding HO accents for balance.

But you go blue you start to lack contrast you need. Silver seems meh.

What about chrome? Or even blue chrome just so it's a little different than the other blue?
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:16 AM
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Looks great man. Love the color!
Thanks man, I appreciate that!
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:23 AM
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I wouldn't do hemi orange unless you plan on adding HO accents for balance.

But you go blue you start to lack contrast you need. Silver seems meh.

What about chrome? Or even blue chrome just so it's a little different than the other blue?
Good point. I thought that same thing, it might be too much contrast with the orange and the blue and silver I already have going on and more blue or silver might be kind of blah. The other idea I had was wrinkle black with 345 HEMI in orange, so it'll be a small amount of orange but mostly black. I'm not a fan of chrome under the hood and another shade of blue wouldn't be my thing either.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:26 AM
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Ok, kind of a weird thought, but what about gold like the original Chrysler hemi's had?
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wrinkle black with 345 in orange gets my vote.

and the valve covers/half covers...is there any performance gain to them or are they just for aesthetics?
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:28 AM
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wrinkle black with 345 in orange gets my vote.

and the valve covers/half covers...is there any performance gain to them or are they just for aesthetics?
Can't tell if serious....
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:34 AM
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and the valve covers/half covers...is there any performance gain to them or are they just for aesthetics?
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Can't tell if serious....
Yeah I'm trying to figure out if that should have been in red text or not myself.
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Can't tell if serious....
+10HP per cover. +12 if painted and stickerz
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Good point. I thought that same thing, it might be too much contrast with the orange and the blue and silver I already have going on and more blue or silver might be kind of blah. The other idea I had was wrinkle black with 345 HEMI in orange, so it'll be a small amount of orange but mostly black. I'm not a fan of chrome under the hood and another shade of blue wouldn't be my thing either.
What does "wrinkle" black look like? textured?
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you could also wrap them in carbon fiber vinyl?
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lulz. serious question.

i'm assuming no.
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lulz. serious question.

i'm assuming no.
Go take the plastic cover off the top of your TL's engine and let us know if you get any performance difference...that should answer your question.
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I'd opt for black just for easier cleaning. I'm not into under hood appearance. No one looks at it but me & not often. But it gets dirty under there at times.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:20 AM
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Go take the plastic cover off the top of your TL's engine and let us know if you get any performance difference...that should answer your question.
it was just a question about differently shaped valve covers.

on the TL, i dont think you could even make different shaped valve covers like that.

but they are just valve covers.
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Originally Posted by justnspace View Post
it was just a question about differently shaped valve covers.

on the TL, i dont think you could even make different shaped valve covers like that.

but they are just valve covers.
I'm giving you a hard time...yes, they are just covers.

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Go take the plastic cover off the top of your TL's engine and let us know if you get any performance difference...that should answer your question.
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Do NOT take off the valve covers though Those are kind of important.


Car sounds awesome! Love the intake sound.

I think black would be too much, and blend in with the intake and manifold. What about some sort of wrinkle grey? Just an idea.

Also, what's with that red splatter? Run over someone?
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Flat black?
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What does "wrinkle" black look like? textured?
Yeah it's just a textured black.
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you could also wrap them in carbon fiber vinyl?
Thought about that, too. Definitely an option.

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I'd opt for black just for easier cleaning. I'm not into under hood appearance. No one looks at it but me & not often. But it gets dirty under there at times.
I feel ya, but I do actually show my car at the local cruise in night and I keep it clean under there.
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it was just a question about differently shaped valve covers.

on the TL, i dont think you could even make different shaped valve covers like that.

but they are just valve covers.
They're technically called engine half covers, not valve covers. The valve covers are underneath them, they haven't changed, so these are just for hiding the coil packs and wiring on top of the valve covers.
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Do NOT take off the valve covers though Those are kind of important.

Car sounds awesome! Love the intake sound.

I think black would be too much, and blend in with the intake and manifold. What about some sort of wrinkle grey? Just an idea.

Also, what's with that red splatter? Run over someone?
Thanks Aman!. It should sound even better once I invest in some shorty headers and hi-flow mids.

Those blood splatter looking dots are the result of running my iPhone though a full wash cycle right after bringing my daughter home from the hospital lol. Amazing it still works but the photos come out funky now.

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Flat black?
Meh too subtle and to me would look unfinished.
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How about Nicki Minaj pink?

or Bieber purple?

or maybe Miley Wrecking Ball finish?
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How about Nicki Minaj pink?

or Bieber purple?

or maybe Miley Wrecking Ball finish?
I like where you're going with this. So what do you think about two girls, one cup brown?
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Those engine covers are pretty sick man
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two girls, one cup brown?
I just heard about 2Guys/1Horse today and my mind rebooted. And there it goes again ...
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Those engine covers are pretty sick man
Thanks you sir!
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I just heard about 2Guys/1Horse today and my mind rebooted. And there it goes again ...
Once you've seen it, you can never unsee it.
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I may or may not have just bought a brand new HID conversion kit (reg and fogs) for my car for dirt cheap from one my club member friends...
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Nice! That's something else that'll come down the road for me, too, at least just the headlights. There's a thread on how to piece them together for around $300.
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Yeah...Im getting them for $100 (headlights and fogs)...just need to get the flicker free module which is like another 25-40

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Yeah I was just reading about that. Do your interior lights and headlights dim at night when you have your turn signal on?
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Yeah I was just reading about that. Do your interior lights and headlights dim at night when you have your turn signal on?
I havent picked up or installed the stuff yet...so if the question is regarding my stock set up, no.
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Yeah I was referring to stock.
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Yeah I was referring to stock.
Yeah Im all good, no dimming. But I have the auto lights set up, which I guess can cause issues requiring the flicker free kit.
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Yeah Im all good, no dimming. But I have the auto lights set up, which I guess can cause issues requiring the flicker free kit.
Mine pulses. Apparently it's a mainly Charger only issue. I thought I was imagining it but another Charger owner mentioned his doing it in a thread and it was exactly what mine does. Very weird. Almost as if the alternator isn't keeping up with the electronics. In my build specs it lists a heavy duty alternator so I'm stumped. The other guy seems to think it has something to do with the battery being located in the trunk.
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Mine pulses. Apparently it's a mainly Charger only issue. I thought I was imagining it but another Charger owner mentioned his doing it in a thread and it was exactly what mine does. Very weird. Almost as if the alternator isn't keeping up with the electronics. In my build specs it lists a heavy duty alternator so I'm stumped. The other guy seems to think it has something to do with the battery being located in the trunk.
Weird my battery is in the trunk...I'll pay closer attention and see what mine does, but Im pretty sure I have no flicker.

But I'd potentially be suspect to some dodge wiring harnesses...I've replaced two different ones in my car for two different issues.
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Wow car looks great. Nice work.
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Weird my battery is in the trunk...I'll pay closer attention and see what mine does, but Im pretty sure I have no flicker.

But I'd potentially be suspect to some dodge wiring harnesses...I've replaced two different ones in my car for two different issues.
Really? That's insane. What were you experiencing where it had to be replaced?
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Wow car looks great. Nice work.
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